Julián Naranjo Vasco

Julián Naranjo Vasco

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Research interests

Researcher and artist interested in socio-environmental conflicts, art, and educationI have worked on various participatory projects aimed at reconstructing memories and strengthening the self-government of ethnic communities, including indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities. I also have designed courses in peacebuilding, gender perspective, and conflict resolution for different audiences in various contexts. 

 

Currently, my PhD Research focus is the socio-natural relationships surrounding rivers in the Colombian Andes mountains and their transformation in the context of the avocado agroindustry boom. This research involves a critical approach to sustainability discourses in agribusiness and its value chains. As part of this research, I am interested in the design of artistic and participatory methodologies to understand the everyday dynamics of the relations between people and water.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Productos Culturales en tiempos de Paz (a medias). MA Thesis in Latin American Studies from CEDLA/UvA, University of Amsterdam

Jun 2019Feb 2021

Bachelor, Political Science, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Jul 2010Mar 2015

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